Fabgrandpa and I haven’t seen this yet, but we are planning to soon. He loves Bette Midler and has seen every movie she has been in more than once. The storyline is that and old school grandfather and his eager to please wife, played by Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, agree to babysit their three grandchildren while their parents go out of town for work.
The parents, played by Marissa Tomei and Tom Everett Scott, are type-A helicopter parents, who strictly control their children’s lifes. They give very detailed instructions to the grandparents before leaving, but the grandparents toss the rules as soon as Mama and Daddy leave. It’s when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend – and not holding your ground – that binds a family together.
It sounds like a great movie for any age to watch, but because the storyline focuses on how the grandparents in this family handle things, I am especially wanting to see how it ends.
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